Brown Basmati Rice and Lentils


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Brown Basmati Rice and Lentils
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Want a super satisfying, multi-purpose dish that will lower your cholesterol as well? You get it all with Brown Basmati Rice and Lentils. Beans such as lentils are especially good at lowering bad cholesterol. Got leftovers? That's great! All week long, enjoy your basmati and lentils as a side dish for fish or poultry, or add to your veggie soups for thicker, richer texture and flavors.
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10people 25minutes 55minutes
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10people 25minutes
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  1. In a large stockpot, bring rice, coriander, cumin, soy sauce, black pepper, and 5 cups of vegetable stock to a boil. Lower heat to simmer and cook, covered, until rice is tender, about 40 minutes.
  2. In a blender, puree garlic, ginger, lemongrass, and remaining 2 cups of vegetable stock. In a medium pot, pour blender mixture, lentils, and cloves, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, and simmer until lentils are cooked, about 45 minutes.
  3. When both rice and lentils are cooked, mix together, and add mint. Serve immediately.

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